Category: Awards

JEA names California educator its Administrator of the Year

The Journalism Education Association is pleased to announce Dr. Amy Besler of Colfax, California, as its 2019 Administrator of the Year. Besler, who served as principal at Bear River High School in Grass Valley, California, not only supported the growth of a journalism program at her school but initiated the process after hiring Christina Levinson,…
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JEA honors dean, representative with Friend of Scholastic Journalism award

Two individuals who have made significant contributions to scholastic journalism will be honored by the Journalism Education Association this fall. Each will receive the Friend of Scholastic Journalism Award Nov. 23 at the National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, D.C. The award recipients are Marie Hardin, dean of Penn State University’s Bellisario College of…
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JEA awards two Future Journalism Teacher Scholarships

Two students — one in a graduate program and the other planning to finish her undergraduate studies in 2020 — are this year’s recipients of the Future Journalism Teacher Scholarships. Each will receive $1,000 from the national Journalism Education Association to help them earn their degrees. The award recipients are Andrea Negri, MJE, graduate student…
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JEA announces winners of middle school media contest

The Journalism Education Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 JEA Junior High/Middle School National Media Contest. There were 367 entries in the 16 yearbook, newspaper, broadcast and photography categories. Judging for entries took place between April 18-May 8 by a committee of experienced judges from across the country. Student entries from 34 schools…
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JEA, SPJ announce essay contest scholarship winners

The Journalism Education Association and the Society of Professional Journalists announce three scholarship winners in the 2019 SPJ/JEA High School Essay Contest. Over 220 students participated in the nationwide contest, which was judged by 30 journalism educators. Established in 1998, the contest is a project of both JEA and SPJ. The topic for the 2019…
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